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evacuees learn what's happening next. plus: th the "loma fire" the progress made today evacuees learn what's happening next. >> plus, the damage left behind a look at the harm done to a historic church after flames tore right through it. >> and good evening to you, i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm brian hackney. >> right now a mop-up operation is going on at the church in berkeley. flames tore through the building yesterday afternoon causing part of the roof to collapse. today, a structural engineer came to assess the severity of the damage. channing way is blocked off because of the fire. kpix 5's jackie ward reports reporter: we're on channing way in berkeley right now. that's the street that's next
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to the first congregational church in berkeley. it's probably going to stay closed for days. damon street which is in front of the church and perpendicular to where we are now just reopened. and the people here are still recovering from their loss but say they will use this fire as a way to prove they're resilient. the pews are empty and the hymn books contain words that will go unsung here this weekend. but this place of worship remains standing and she says her congregation is staying strong. >> i'm thinking this is going to be a lot of work. but i'm thinking we can do hard things. our congregation. >> reporter: the sanctuary and chapel survived yesterday's fire thanks to firefighters who crawled on a catwalk that's between this ceiling and the roof. this water damage is now causing part of the ceiling to fall off in chunks. it's a sad story for the building they call pilgrim hall that served as the congregation's office space, library, thrift store and sunday school classes. it was red-tagged today deeming
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it structurally unsafe. >> we're worried it's an unreinforced masonry building so we are worried about bricks collapsing and unsupported chimneys because of the fire. >> reporter: she says it's not a matter of if they rebuild but when. >> we have a great congregation. they are very resilient. they have been through fires before. some people remember that and remember the coming together that happened and the rebuilding phase and we're optimists so we are already starting to dream about what's next. >> reporter: today cal berkeley students were checking out the fire, too. amazed that the destruction happened feet from their dorm rooms. >> it's still quite smoky. >> reporter: the corner of pilgrim hall is where fire officials believe the cause of the fire may have started. they are not officially releasing details yet but the assistant fire chief said that's what they suspects that the flames first broke out. for the people who attend here, no services tomorrow. instead there will be a service
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across the street at the first presbyterian church at 2 p.m. tomorrow. in berkeley, jackie ward, kpix 5. in santa clara county the "loma fire" is still burning this afternoon. it's now 56% contained. but the fire scorched more than 4,000 acres. it's destroyed a dozen homes and 16 buildings. hundreds of homes are still threatened tonight. one firefighter who had a knee injury has been released from the hospital. as kpix 5's maria medina shows us, residents of morgan hill gathered today to find out what's next. >> we have things packed up within 10 minutes and ready to go. reporter: lucy among the evacuees who packed the morgan hill community center this morning where she learned firefighters plan to open up the road she lives on six days after she left. >> you're saying good-bye. it might be the last time. >> reporter: but while she gets to go home today, some evacuees must still wait. >> oh, i really want to go home soon. >> reporter: roman and his service dog slept in this evacuation center waiting
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patiently for word when he can return to his property and other animals. >> they were able to save the house so far. everything is okay. >> reporter: but many aren't just waiting on when they can return home. they also want to know what forced them out in the first place. how close are you to finding out the cause of this fire? >> it's under investigation. >> reporter: rumors are swirling a marijuana grower sparked the "loma fire." yesterday, kpix 5's kiet do discovered pot farms booming in the santa cruz mountains and confirmed investigators just recently began marijuana operations in the area. >> basically every rural area that's mountainous has some type of cultivation whether legal or illegal. and we do investigate those thoroughly. >> reporter: the sheriff's investigators say if someone caused the fire, they will hold them accountable for a fire that destroyed homes and put thousands at risk during the firefight. >> it was very dangerous. people put their lives on the line the last two days to hold the canyon and that's what kept it from coming over our ridge.
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>> reporter: firefighters say the weather will be on their side once the wind moves out. they still hope to get it under control by monday. in gilroy, maria medina, kpix 5. >> that "loma fire" comes as firefighters across the state are gearing up for what could be one of the most dangerous months of the year for wildfires. five of the six most destructive wildfires in california have occurred in october. the winds and dry vegetation poses a risk for fire danger. the largest fire in state history, the cedar fire, broke out in october 2003. it burned more than 273,000 acres, which is 10 times the size of san francisco. and brian has been tracking fire conditions today. >> thank you for that nice intro. we are looking at "loma fire" conditions for tomorrow. the winds are actually going to pick up as we have low pressure plunging out of the gulf of alaska tomorrow. don't forget that when in fire began, the temperatures were in the mid-90s. tomorrow they will be in the low 60s. winds will be up though to about 20 miles an hour. all that is good news for
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firefighters and added good news is there could be rain in the area. good news colder, rain. bad news, windier but i think in general this is going to help them out. juliette? >> thank you. new at 5:00, east bay firefighters have safely rescued a man that was stuck in a storm drain. it happened along babbling brook way in pittsburg. crews used this machine to actually pull him out of the drain. officials are still trying to figure out how he got stuck. well, in a developing story out of the east bay, a one- year-old child is hospitalized after falling outside a shoe store in brentwood. it happened outside pay less shoes this afternoon. police say the child was in his grandmother's arms when she fell. the child went to the hospital with moderate injuries. union city police are investigating a possible shooting after a gun was fired during a high school football game. it happened last night on tulane street near logan high school. police were handling a fight on the field when they heard gunfire. a group of people ran from the
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scene. one person was found hiding in a yard. now, no word on if that person was connected to the shooting. no victims or injuries reported. we now know a 6-year-old boy has died in a school shooting in south carolina. jacob hall had been in critical condition after he was shot in the leg. another student and first grade teacher were also injured after a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a playground. the teen has been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder. police are still searching for a motive in the shooting. more protests under way in the san diego area after an unarmed black man was shot to death by police. >> no justice, no peace, no justice, no peace! >> people held a rally at a park in el cajon before marching to the police station. religious leaders talk about the need for better officer training. police released video of the 38- year-old man. a still frame shows him pointing a device at an officer
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just before he was shot. now to campaign 2016. hillary clinton and donald trump have light campaign schedules this weekend while their running mates are preparing for tuesday's vice- presidential debate. as brook silva-braga reports, with 38 days until the election, state officials were urged today to stop hackers from impacting the vote reporter: hackers have gained access to some state voting systems and have taken steps to potentially attack many others according to homeland security secretary jeh johnson in a letter saturday. he revealed 21 states have turned to his department for help. they have not found evidence of any manipulation of voting information. >> who gets up at 3:00 in the morning -- [ laughter ] >> -- to engage in a twitter attack? >> reporter: the campaign is also being waged online. friday evening hillary clinton said donald trump's early- morning twitter rant against a former miss universe proved he is temperamentally unfit to be president. then saturday morning she launched her own string of 3
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a.m. tweets calling for an expansion of the national service program americorps. trump responded by tweeting that clinton was nasty to bernie sanders supporters when she talked about young voters during a february fundraiser. audio of the event was recently leaked. >> some are new to politics completely. they are children of the great recession and they are living in their parents' basement. >> reporter: clinton's returns to the trail monday in ohio. trump is in pennsylvania tonight. brook silva-braga, for cbs news, new york. >> the battle of the tweets. you can watch the vice- presidential debate tuesday night live right here on kpix 5 starting at 6:00. going shopping this weekend? next, how much more it's going to cost you in one south bay city because of a tax increase. >> plus, here's today's easily answered question of the day. is airbnb hurting hotels? the new numbers that show san francisco's businesses are indeed being impacted. ,,
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narrator: it wasn't that long ago. years of devastating cutbacks to our schools. 30,000 teachers laid off. class sizes increased. art and music programs cut. we can't ever go back. ryan ruelas: so vote yes on proposition 55. reagan duncan: prop 55 prevents 4 billion in new cuts to our schools. letty muñoz-gonzalez: simply by maintaining the current tax rate on the wealthiest californians. ryan ruelas: no new education cuts, and no new taxes. reagan duncan: vote yes on 55. sarah morgan: to help our children thrive.
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thing. see how much more it's going to cost me. okay. batteries. flashlight. [ beep beep ] >> yesterday's receipt today. not too bad. just 2 pennies more. but penny here and there and five cents more for this nice rain jacket. and maybe 1,000 items later in a year, they all add up to tens of dollars if not a couple of hundred bucks. one single item a couple of pennies more. what do you say? >> not a big deal. >> reporter: what about $200 more a year? >> that is quite an increase. i just bought a brand-new motorcycle. sales tax on that is a lot more than a few pennies. >> reporter: it's going toy a faster reality check for folks buying large ticket items like a motorcycle or a brand-new car. this bad boy right here at $34,000 it's going to cost 85 bucks more. >> i'm concerned that everything is going up. >> reporter: san jose city leaders plan to use the extra tax money to fix potholes and
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hire more firefighters and cops. on the bright side, even though san jose has one of the highest tax rates in santa clara county, at 9%, it is still low compared to neighboring alameda county with city starting at 9.5%. four places have a 10% sales tax including san leandro. in san jose, i'm da lin, kpix 5. more bay area headlines now. today, sunnyvale's law cracking down on smoking goes into effect. the updated ordinance prohibits smoking in all outdoor areas where people are eating or drinking and at all parks and golf courses. and smoking is banned from indoor and outdoor common areas at all apartment buildings with two or more units. trash is becoming a growing problem on freeways and interchanges in the south bay. caltrans says conditions in santa clara county have sunk from good to poor since 2012. drivers cite two glaring trouble spots. highway 87 and interstate 280,
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and 101 at tully road. and statewide, trash on highways is an expensive problem. last year's estimated clean-up cost grew to over $76 million. well, a national hotel trade group and a bay area hotel union say airbnb is hurting hotels. share better sf just released a new study. that revealed san francisco air bb's host earned a disproportionate share of revenue. organizers say airbnb rents out more than half a million rooms in san francisco each year. the report also found that nearly 1300 homes were rented out for more than the 90-day cap last year. well, next, searching for clues. the investigation under way into what caused that deadly new jersey train crash. and in the weather department we are looking at a beautiful day today, but oh, what a difference a day can make. oh, big changes for sunday. we'll detail them coming up. ,,
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new jersey. one person was killed and more than one hundred others were injured thursday. investigat the search for answerses about why a train hit a barrier in new jersey. one person was killed and 100 others were injured on thursday. investigators are talking to the crew but haven't interviewed the engineer. he has provided a blood sample to be screened for including and alcohol and meantime work continues to recover one of the train's data recorders. another batch of zika carrying mosquitoes have been
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discovered in florida. this is the sixth time they have been captured in miami beach. more than 4,000 samples have been tested since may and six have contained zika. the virus can caught birth defects in pregnant women who become infected. right now, hurricane matthew is churning towards jamaica and haiti. now, this satellite image shows the powerful cat. 4 storm forming over the caribbean. jamaicans are preparing for the monday storm bringing devastating winds and rain. shelters are already opening up. and back in the bay area, we can see rain for the next i guess the first time in months, huh, brian? >> that's absolutely right. >> how did i know that. >> you have been tracking that carefully. >> you more so. go ahead. take it away. >> in fact we mentioned it last week. you remember i said, you know, there's a little hint there could be rain coming in. >> i remember that, yes. >> thank you for backing me up there, young lady. we have low pressure on the way from gulf of alaska and yeah, it's going to get windy tomorrow. the temperatures are really going to drop.
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all the way down to the 60s. far cry from last weekend. cooler, windy and showers on the way for tomorrow. such a tranquil looking city not knowing the rain that will descend on it within 24 hours. oakland 69 right now. livermore 71. and san francisco has 63 degrees. there's also winter weather advisories in the mountains. can you believe that? what a switch. snow begins on sunday with the snow level down to 6,000 feet. as much as 6" possible by up top at mount lassen and in the central sierra, not so much. but still it could make for slick roads and icy conditions up the western slope of the magnificent sierra nevada. futurecast shows here it is 10:00 tomorrow morning. this front comes through. doesn't hold together very well but we could get a few sprinkles around and gusty winds out of the southwest. whew! goes through. then the rest of sunday clearing. round 2 on monday by 3 p.m. on monday there's also the suggestion that it will not just be cloudy which it will be but also could get a few showers late monday and into tuesday morning before we
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finally begin to break it up and later in the week it will be warm. here's what's going to happen, then. colder windy and question mark on sunday showers if you are in the right place at the right time you get a little bit wet. we'll get another chance late monday and tuesday. and none of this will amount to much. what you will really notice is it's cloudy? it feels so much like autumn already. the numbers will be cool before it warms up on thursday. then the 9ers are playing the dallas cowboys and andrea nakano is here. she will be talking about that. but i'll talk about this aspect of it. 69 degrees cloudy, maybe a sprinkle or two. i relieved andria of that burden. hardly strictly bluegrass festival tomorrow, a few showers, half marathon 68 degrees. castro street fair clouds, cool, and maybe some showers. overnight lows in the 50s. sunrise at 7:06. and the numbers, ha ha, that's bad for mountain view, man. wow. [ laughter ] >> mountain view. sorry to hear t over in the east bay we could get a few showers and temperatures in the upper 60s.
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and then up in the north bay, the readings will be in the low to mid-60s. and the extended forecast, we are going to be looking for the numbers to come down the on sunday. wednesday, thursday, friday numbers come back up. so prepare to get a little bit wet but definitely cold tomorrow. miss goodrich. >> we are ready for it. a kid-friendly festival got going today at great america in santa clara. kids 12 and under can race through a hay maze and decorate pumpkins and there are screenings and book readings of it's a great pumpkin, charlie brown, to mark the cartoon's 50th anniversary. the great pumpkin fest is open each weekend through october. and right now, one of the country's largest free music events is taking place in golden gate bridge. thousands of people are gathering for the hardly strictly bluegrass festival. ♪[ music ] >> the three-day free, did i stay free, music event features
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more than 100 artists. cyndi lauper and chris issak are among those performing today. we'll have a live look at the festival. that will be coming up at 6:00. coming up next in sports it might turn into a battle of the smiths as the ravens play in baltimore. the giants trying to lock up the second wildcard spot. sports is next. ,,,,,,,,
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division rival in town... and the dodgers shut down ace... kershaw on the mou the giants control their own destiny just win and they are in but that's no easy task
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with the division rival in town. they shut down clayton kershaw on the mound. this little guy everyone know the giants magic number is two. ty block making his second career start 3rd inning good morning, good afternoon, and good night! block frees a three straight dodgers to strike out the side the first time he did that in his career. bottom of the 5th inning, angel pagan takes clayton kershaw deep to left field. he gets the friendly hop off the top of the fence. 12th homer for the year for pagan. gives the giants a 1-0 lead. 7th inning, brandon crawford with a comebacker off kershaw and deflects to turner who throws it down the right field line. pagan scores from first to give the giants some insurance. and it proved to be more than enough for block. he strikes out six over eight shutout innings. he also had two hits. block picks up his first career win as a giants beat the dodgers 3-0. the cardinals fell behind 3- 0 to the pirates in st. louis
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but they rallied back. the card on top in the 8th. st. louis beat pittsburgh 4-3. the mets are heading back to the play-offs. new york beat philadelphia 5-3 to clinch the top wildcard spot. the sliding catch to end the game. the mets will host either the giants or cardinals on wednesday. so here's what it all means. the giants can clinch the second wildcard spot with a win, or cardinals loss tomorrow. if the giants lose and the cardinals win, they will play a tie breaker game on monday in st. louis. to the nfl. oakland is on the road again this weekend in baltimore as they take on the 3-0 ravens. they hope to repeat the magic from last season where carr threw for a career-high 351 yards and three touchdowns. after struggling in his first two games, raiders cornerback sean smith bounced back nicely last week coming up with an
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interception against the titans. tomorrow smith will be matched up against the ravens wide receiver and 16-year veteran steve smith, jr. despite both players being utah alum, sean is expecting a fight tomorrow. >> this guy's all over the place. he is a competitor. ultimate fighter. secondary better make sure we know where he is and a knows what to do with it. >> between the whistles you will will be going at it. >> between the whistleles, i don't think anybody is friends with steve smith. he is going after anybody as long as you're guarding. and college football, san jose state opening up mountain west place at new mexico. the spartans trailed by 21 entering the 4th quarter. now down 41-27. kenny potter slings it out to cooper who goes down the sideline for a 45-yard touchdown and san jose state is down by 7. but the lobos respond three minutes to play richard with the third
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touchdown of the game with new new mexico back in front. they won 48-41. spartans 1-4 on the season. so an exciting day of college football but the good news is the giants won today. they just need to win tomorrow. we'll see what happens. >> yeah. exciting. >> yeah. >> down to one. >> all right. that's it for us at 5:00. we'll see you back here at 6:00. >> with news updates always on and did you say the "cbs evening news" is next? i forget. >> i didn't. >> you didn't. >> well, "cbs evening news" is next. and we'll see you in 30 minutes. good night. captions by: caption colorado ,,,,,,,,,,
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: donald trump goes there. threatening "nastier" attacks on hillary clinton targeting bill clinton's infidelity. also tonight, protests in the suburbs of los angeles and san diego, following of death of two black men at the hands of police. the u.s. government gives up control of the so-called internet address book. what does it mean for you? and we remember norma bauerschmidt. she deified cancer with an inspirational road trip across america. >> reporter: did you think you'd be having some much fun at 90? >> no, no. ( laughter ) this is the "cbs w n


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